Temple of Abu Simbel

Temple of Abu Simbel

The Temple of Abu Simbel is located in the current city of Abu Simbel, which is located west of Aswan.
It is one of the most famous temples of the city of Aswan, has a large archaeological site, located on the western side of the Nile, a double temple  carved in the mountains during the reign of King Ramses II in the thirteenth century BC. C, with the aim of installing it with Queen Nefertari. In 1960, with the help of the World Organization of UNESCO, the whole temple was transferred to an industrial hill made of the vaulted structure.
The purpose of the transfer of the temple was to preserve it,
After the completion of the high dam formed a lake known as Lake Nasser in front of the dam, which led to the increase of water levels of the river and sank many of the buildings on the east and west banks of the Nile, it was necessary to move the temple to a high hill to preserve it. The temple of Abu Simbel remains one of the best Egyptian temples and one of the most tourist attractions in Egypt. It is intended for many tourists in large numbers from different countries of the world
One of the most important characteristics of the temple is the phenomenon of the sun